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[13 May 2016 | No Comment | ]

The full issue of Volume III of the AABANY Law Review is now available online.

This issue includes:

  • Foreword from the Honorable Pamela K. Chen
  • Letter From the Editor
  • In Defense of Birthright Citizenship: the JACL, the NAACP, and Regan v. King by Greg Robinson with Frank Wu (ALR Scholarly Paper Winner)
  • Justifying Disparate Impact: Why a Discriminatory Effect Standard is Essential to the Fair Housing Act by Daniel Bowman (ALR Student Note Winner)
  • Tax and Race: The Impact on Asian Americans by Mylinh Uh (originally printed in 11 ASIAN L. J. 117 (2004))
  • Seeing Through Colorblindness: Implicit Bias and the Law by Jerry Kang and Kristin Lane (originally printed in 58 U.C.L.A. L. REV. 465 (2010))
  • The Legal Profession Faces New Faces: How Lawyers’ Professional Norms Should Change to Serve a Changing American Population by Liwen Mah (originally printed in 93 CAL. L. REV. 1721 (2005))

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[19 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

The next edition is coming soon! Please complete and submit the below form if you are interested in ordering copies of the upcoming edition of The AABANY Law Review.  No payment is necessary at this time.  Thank you for your interest! (more…)

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[7 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

Recently, The Atlantic published an article featuring the trial reenactment work of Judge Denny Chin for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  Read more here.  Five of the reenactments were consolidated in last year’s special edition of The AABANY Law Review.

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[5 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

AABANY Law Review is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural Scholarly Paper Prize and Student Note Competition:

  • Greg Robinson (Professor of History at l’Université du Québec à Montréal) for his article, In Defense of Birthright Citizenship: The JACL, the NAACP, and Regan v. King. The Article tells the story of Regan v. King, in which West Coast nativists brought suit in federal court to disenfranchise American citizens of Japanese origin. The case reaffirmed the birthright citizenship of all Americans (first recognized by the Supreme Court in its 1898 decision Wong Kim Ark) and represents a pioneering instance of multiracial coalition-building as the NAACP allied itself with the Japanese American Citizens League to fight for their constitutional rights.
  • Daniel Bowman (Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law) for his note, Justifying Disparate Impact: Why a Discriminatory Effect Standard is Essential to the Fair Housing Act. Daniel’s note examines the historical development of the disparate impact standard under Title VII and the Fair Housing Act, and considers the upcoming Supreme Court case of Mount Holly v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, Inc., which will address the question of whether disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act.

In addition to a cash prize, both authors’ pieces will appear in the AABANY Law Review‘s winter issue, and Prof. Robinson will be speaking about his paper at the AABANY Fall Conference. Congratulations to both, and thanks to everyone who submitted a piece!

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[23 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
The AABANY Law Review is currently soliciting three types of original submissions for publication in its Fall 2013 issue:


  • Scholarly Papers (Traditional Law Review Articles): Such papers are expected to reflect original research or major developments in previously reported research. One submission of exceptional merit will be selected for a $2000 research microgrant, and its author will have an opportunity to present his or her paper at the Annual AABANY Fall Conference in September 2013.
  • Articles: Shorter in length than a traditional law review article, these articles may discuss or analyze recent developments in the law or practice of law, such as an important case, a new statute or regulation, or a new trend.
  • Student Notes: The AABANY Law Review is also hosting a Student Note Competition. One student note will be selected for publication in the Fall 2013 issue, and the winner will be awarded a $300 cash prize.  Our hope is that the timing of the competition will encourage those students who are writing relevant seminar papers this spring to satisfy their course requirement while also creating an entry for the competition. Students who have written papers in the past are also welcome to submit them for consideration if they have not been previously published.

Deadlines: Authors are strongly encouraged but not required to provide a brief statement of intent to submit a piece for consideration by Monday, May 20, 2013, including the subject matter and the estimated length of the submission. The deadline to submit a piece for consideration in any of the three categories of submissions is Monday, June 24, 2013. Statements of intent, inquiries, and submissions should be sent to